On Campus: News May 2012

Student officers from the California Alpha Chapter of Tau Beta Pi, at the University of California, Berkeley, will visit with California high school students on May 14th at Galileo Academy as part of a presentation for the California Scholarship Federation (CSF).

After a short presentation on Tau Beta Pi, there will be an informal question and answer session. Those on hand are expected to include AP Computer Science high school students, technology club members, and CSF members. For more information, read the announcement

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The UB Reporter recently detailed information on the creation of a new graduate program in materials science and engineering to be offered at University at Buffalo, The State University of New York. Dr. Paschalis Alexandridis, NY N ’89, will co-direct the “MSE@UB” and had this to say about the pending creation of the new degree. “(It) is a very unique opportunity (because) UB’s existing faculty and new professors, as well as the students, will have the ability to shape the program from its inception,” said Dr. Alexandridis, distinguished progression of engineering.

Click here for more details on the developing field on nanotechnology and UB’s plans for the new graduate degree

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Last week the “top scholars from Vanderbilt University’s undergraduate and professional schools were recognized with Founder’s Medals during Commencement.” Read the news article

Kathryn E. Maxwell, TN B 2012, graduated with a bachelor’s degree in chemical and biomolecular engineering and received one of the ten Founder’s Medals. She is a former co-president of the Tennessee Beta Chapter of Tau Beta Pi and will attend graduate school at MIT in pursuit of a Ph.D. in chemical engineering.

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